News Digest Item
04 Nov 2016

“16 treaty violation proceedings against Germany”


The European Union has initiated infringement proceedings against Germany in 16 cases for failing to correctly implement environmental directives, Dagmar Dehmer writes in the Tagesspiegel. Among the legal issues that could lead to a confrontation between Berlin and the European Court of Justice (ECJ) are also cases of particulate matter and nitric oxide pollution in cities, a recurring issue that recently has been highlighted by the emissions manipulation scandal at VW, writes Dehmer. “The Germany of cars will have to change if Berlin does not want to find itself in front of the ECJ time and time again,” she adds.

Read the article in German here.

For more information on Germany’s difficulties with lowering pollution caused by vehicles read the CLEW factsheet Energiewende in transportation: Vague goals, modest strides.

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